'If you're lucky enough to know Janet Bennett, you know you are touched by something like grace, Janet creates an exotic scent but at the same time the scent is mellow, gentle and warming, it lasts all day and is a constant pleasure for your senses. The joy of such a gift is also in the holding with original, tactile, joyful colours and textures used in bottling and packaging, you want to envelope the whole and savour the moment. To wear the perfume is to feel cossetted and glamorous but also understated and really quite grown up.'
Mrs Lesley Robson
Finding Futures Cumbria
'Very high quality and has a deep and sophisticated fragrance.'
Mr Neil Tweedley
Morland Hall, Cumbria
I love my bespoke perfume! It was such a wonderful feeling to have a fragrance hand made from my favourite essences. Very unique and original.
Ms Gail Balshall
'Each time I put on my perfume it creates a thousand images of memories and the land in which in I was born. Janet took my dreams and spun them into liquid gold. Thank you.
Ms Leilia Sadiq, London
How long does it take? Each perfume is individual depending on the synergy of ingredients. However, it can take anywhere from 6 weeks upwards. An esimate will be given as a guideline only at the time of initial preparation.
How much is it? Each perfume is again individual. The price is as bespoke as the perfume itself, but only as a guideline an extrait parfum may start at £500.
What does a perfume contain? Earta handmakes each perfume from a selection of the finest ingredients. These comprise of absolutes, essential and precious oils, infusions and tinctures, hydrolats and botanicals, some animal extracts such as beeswax, and of course the highest quality perfumers alcohol or golden jojoba oil and for solid perfumes, wax and butter bases. The ratio of these scented parts dissolved in water and solvent determines the strength of perfume. Earta also combine the finest aromachemicals with a majority natural ingredients depending on the scope of the final perfume required.
Will anyone else have my perfume? No one else will have your perfume. The formula is recorded in case you wish to reorder at any point.
The Bespoke Perfume
It is a privilege to be commissioned to make these jewels of a perfume. To me, this is what a perfume should be, a reflection of the personality and story of the wearer.
You may have an idea of the intensity of the perfume you would like. The beauty about making a bespoke perfume is that we can accommodate your wish. Apart from the traditional perfumers alcohol based fragrance, we can also use ethically sourced jojoba oil or fractionated coconut oil as a base, and we can also make solid perfumes in an organic butter and waxes base. All of our ingredients are of the highest quality and none of them or the final products are tested on animals.
Guide to the range of perfume strengths available
How it works
Parfum or Extrait Parfum can contain anywhere between 15 to 45% fragrance; typically around 20%. The perfume will curve off after 45 mins to leave 50% of the base and heart notes of the perfume with you for the rest of the day.
How to apply
A parfum or Extrait parfum creates an intimate aura and is not sprayed. It should be applied to pulse points, the inside of wrists,the hollow of the collarbone and behind the ears.
Eau de Parfum. This is the most usual form of perfume containing between 6 to 15% fragrance. This will also curve off after 45 mins to leave about 30% of the base and heart notes with you for the rest of the day.
Eau de Toilette. Again a fairly popular form of perfume,but lighter with only 3 to 10% fragrance leaving after 45 mins only 20% for the rest of the day.
Eau Fraiche contains between 3 to 7% fragrance and after 45 mins there will be little fragrance left.
Eau de Cologne contains between 2 to 5 % fragrance.